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R N Ravi appointed Deputy National Security Advisor

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has redesignated R N Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee as the Deputy National Security Advisor (Internal Affairs).
R N Ravi appointed Deputy National Security Advisor
  • He will be the third deputy NSA to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval after former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief, Rajinder Khanna and serving diplomat Pankaj Saran.

About R N Ravi:

  • Ravi is a 1976-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Kerala cadre.
  • He is also the government's interlocutor for ongoing talks with Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) and the man shaping the Naga peace accord.
  • He has played a vital role in ensuring that insurgency groups from North East come to the talking table.

Three-tier Internal Security Structure:

  • At present, India has a three-tier internal security structure which includes National Security Council (NSC), headed by the Prime Minister, Strategic Policy Group (SPG) and a National Security Advisory Board (NSAB).
  • PM-headed NSC is an apex body and the National Security Advisor (NSA) works as its secretary.
  • The SPG is headed by the Cabinet Secretary and it has Chiefs of Armed Forces, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and RAW as its members.
  • It is responsible for policy-making and for follow up action in matters of national security.
  • The NSAB does long term analysis and provides perspectives on issues of national security.

About the National Security Advisor (NSA):

  • NSA is the chief executive of National Security Council (NSC) and primary advisor tob the Prime Minister on national and international security and oversees strategic issues. 
  • It is NSA to whom intelligence agencies such as Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) report, rather than directly to the Prime Minister.
  • Due to such vested powers, NSA is a prominent and powerful office in the bureaucracy.
  • NSA is assisted by a Deputy NSA. 
  • The post was created in November 1998 by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government.
  • Brajesh Mishra was the first to be appointed as NSA of India. 
  • Since the inception of the post, all NSAs appointed belong to Indian Foreign Service (IFS) except M K Narayanan and incumbent, Ajit Doval, who belong to Indian Police Service.

Question:

Q. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has redesignated whom as the Deputy National Security Advisor (Internal Affairs)?
a. R N Ravi
b. P N Ravi
c. T N Ravi
d. None of the above
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